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Bob Marshall Likens Special Needs Children As A Curse From God

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I am not from Virginia, but I have decided to make it my mission to make sure that  Republican Virginia State Delegate Bob Marshall never gets elected to a public office again. 

In February 2010, Delegate Bob Marshall made the following statement  at a press conference to oppose state funding of Planned Parenthood.

“The number of children who are born subsequent to a first abortion with handicaps has increased dramatically. Why? Because when you abort the first born of any, nature takes its vengeance on the subsequent children... In the Old Testament, the first born of every being, animal and man, was dedicated to the Lord. There's a special punishment Christians would suggest.”
Listen to the words for yourself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VODxVQcF_yw 

After outrage by political peers, disability advocacy groups, and families with disabled children…Delegate Marshall posted a statement on his website-   

"No one who knows me or my record would imagine that I believe or intended to communicate such an offensive notion." "I have devoted a generation of work to defending disabled and unwanted children, and have always maintained that they are special blessings to their parents. Nevertheless, I regret any misimpression my poorly chosen words may have created as to my deep commitment to fighting for these vulnerable children and their families."

He claims that his words were twisted out of context. I’m sorry, but his words were clear, direct, and not open to interpretation. He intentionally  and clearly conveyed the message that God was taking vengeance on siblings of aborted babies by punishing them with handicaps. 

Families with a handicapped child already go through an unimaginable amount of grief, anguish, and guilt. The last thing these families need is to be bludgeoned with religious rhetoric like Delegate Marshall carelessly and callously spewed.

Delegate Marshall managed to insult me, my handicapped child, and my loving God in just one statement. I will forgive him for his idiocy, but I still do not want him to ever be a mouth piece for pro-life, Virginia, or to have a vote on laws that effect the country as a whole.

Send Delegate Marshall a message here
Send Governor Bob McDonnell a message here
Send Pat Mullins, chair of the Virginia GOP, a message here
Sign “Bob Marshall Resign Now” here 
Sign “Bob Marshal Should Resign” here

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